poundage

noun (1)
pound·​age | \ ˈpau̇n-dij How to pronounce poundage (audio) \

Definition of poundage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

poundage

noun (2)

Definition of poundage (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a charge per pound of weight
2 : weight in pounds

First Known Use of poundage

Noun (1)

1554, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Poundage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poundages. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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